Crockpot Bolognese Sauce

Crockpot Bolognese Sauce


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Your crockpot is ideal for making this classic Italian sauce because it needs to cook on low heat for hours.

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Time needed

6 hour cooking

Serving Size / Yield

10 servings


  • 4 oz. pancetta, chopped
  • 1 Tbs. butter
  • 1 lg. white onion, minced
  • 2 celery stalks, minced
  • 2 carrots, minced
  • 2 lb. lean ground beef
  • 1/4 C. white wine
  • 2 cans tomatoes, crushed
  • 3 bay leaves
  • salt
  • fresh pepper
  • 1/4 C. fresh parsley, chopped
  • 1/2 C. half & half cream

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  1. Sauté the pancetta over low heat for 4-5 minutes.

  2. Add butter, onions, celery and carrots and cook over medium low heat for about 5 minutes.

  3. Increase the heast to medium-high and add the meat.

  4. Season with salt and pepper and sauté until browned.

  5. Drain the fat then add the wine. Cook until it reduces down, about 3-4 minutes. 

  6. Add to crock pot. Add tomatoes, bay leaves, salt and pepper.

  7. Cover and cook on low for six hours.

  8. After six hours, add half & half and parsley, stir and serve over pasta.

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